Firebird Pictures has optioned debut novel, Come Again, by actor, comedian and author Robert Webb for adaptation into a multi-part television series.

Come Again, published in April 2020 by Canongate. In the book, the husband of protagonist Kate dies suddenly, and in the grieving process her life falls apart. One day, she wakes up as her 18-year-old self but with full memory of her life to come. She meets her husband again, embarking on a mission to fall in love and save him from the silent killer he is already carrying.

Firebird Pictures’ Elizabeth Kilgarriff said: “We immediately fell in love with Robert Webb’s brilliantly funny book, not least because of its time-travelling twist on an utterly modern look at love, loss and grief. Who wouldn’t be tempted to live their life again?  ‘Come Again’ is a rollercoaster ride to the 90s and back and we are delighted to have the chance to bring Robert’s clever, surprising and highly entertaining story to the screen.”

Robert Webb said: “Firebird immediately understood the book and I’m thrilled that they’ve engaged with the story with such warmth and creativity. I know they’ll make a brilliant job of the adaptation.”

TV rights were acquired by Firebird co-founder Craig Holleworth from Michele Milburn and Marc Simonsson at MMB Creative.  Ivan Mulcahy is handling all international publishing rights.

BBC Studios has been a minority shareholder in Firebird Pictures since 2019.

Jon Creamer

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